Articles by Justin Russell

Making Seed Drills

What to plant in August

July 31, 2014

To get the lowdown on what to sow now, wherever you are, check out JUSTIN RUSSELL's guide to August planting.

Two Bud Spur Pruning

Time to prune grape vines

July 18, 2014

Sunny winter days are perfect for pruning dormant grape vines to keep them productive, writes JUSTIN RUSSELL.


Frosty Veg Garden

What to do in July

July 2, 2014

Winter has arrived and JUSTIN RUSSELL has some handy tips for dealing with the coldest month of the year.


What to plant in July

July 2, 2014

In the south, it's time to hunker down against the cold and pop in the odd cool season veg. Up north, it's a planting frenzy. JUSTIN RUSSELL has suggestions for July planting wherever you are in Australia.

Undersown Garlic

Happy accidents

June 13, 2014

A crop of self-sown salad leaves in JUSTIN RUSSELL's garlic patch has him reflecting on happy accidents in the garden.


What to do in June

May 30, 2014

It might still feel like summer in some areas but cooler weather is on its way. JUSTIN RUSSELL shares some timely June gardening jobs.

Rouge D'Hiver Lettuce

What to plant in June

May 30, 2014

Australia's diverse climate zones mean winter brings a mixed bag of planting opportunities writes, JUSTIN RUSSELL.

Fuyu Persimmons

Orange lanterns of autumn

May 22, 2014

Few plants can bridge the ornamental-edible divide like the persimmon. JUSTIN RUSSELL explains how to grow them.

Autumn Blueberry

Jobs for May

May 1, 2014

JUSTIN RUSSELL has timely advice for seasonal garden jobs.